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Open a Business in Nelson, Nebraska

Need help starting a business in Nelson, Nebraska? We've got the information you need to open a business in Nelson.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new businesses do not succeed, in part because the business owner did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Nelson. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Good Business Ideas.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a City Surveyors Business guide or our Starting a Spraying Equipment Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Nelson. Some businesses will do better in Nelson than others. Don't forget to review Nelson demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Nelson, Nebraska Demographic Information

Nelson has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Nelson demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Nelson.

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Nelson Businesses

As a new Nelson entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Nelson for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type
# of
Automotive Transmission Repair
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Claims Adjusting
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Household Appliance Stores
Landscaping Services
Natural Gas Distribution
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Bank Holding Companies
Offices of Dentists
Site Preparation Contractors

Have You Considered Franchising?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Nelson and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchising Scams. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Top Dog Daycare and Dent Clinic. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Environmental Testing Franchises and IT Franchises.

Note on Nelson Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Nelson, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

To learn more about business plans, read Reasons to Write a Business Plan. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Selling Tips

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Nelson business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Hiring Good Sales People is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

Most new Nelson businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Nelson and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Nelson, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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